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8/11/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

One who grew up in the travel industry and one who did not agree on one thing: the future looks bright.

7/25/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Travel professionals understand what a client wants and what a hotel has to offer -- and that makes for a perfect match.

7/18/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

The luxury tour operator is investing in technology and other fronts to expand awareness and grow its agent base.

7/6/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

The hotel industry is in the midst of the longest upward cycle in its history – and that's good news for travel advisors.

7/5/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Kimpton’s new Seafire Resort + Spa offers “luxury without the attitude.” Kimpton is expanding internationally and into the luxury market.

6/6/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Politics took center stage at the annual NYU International Hospitality Conference.

6/5/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

The 96-room resort, to be called Belmond Cap Juluca, continues to operate as it begins a $121-million renovation and expansion.

5/31/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Butterfield & Robinson, the luxury tour operator, will offer a walking tour in northern India next year, marking a return to the Rajasthan region for the company.

The activity level for the program is labeled “recreational,” meaning it is for people who “enjoy a good hike.” Guests also may skip the walk and do yoga, get spa treatments or swim. With stays in luxury hotels, the seven-day/six-night India Walking Tour runs in February 2018 and starts at $7,995, with single supplements starting at $1,500. Among the highlights:

  • A walking tour through the Old City of Jodhpur reveals bustling markets with trade, cultural traditions and cuisine, before a private, after-hours tour of Mehrangarh Fort leads to a glass of champagne and the sunset from nearly 400 ft. above the Blue City.
  • A day in the village of Narlai and nearby foothills includes some of the oldest temples in the region before travelers hike “elephant mountain” from their hotel.
  • A drive to Kumbhalgarh leads to the magnificent Mountbatten Lodge and a sanctuary hike, followed by a visit to the Jain temple of Ranakpur, where the Jain religion and a maze of 1,444 distinctly-made marble pillars take the forefront.
  • The rolling views of the Aravalli Hills are the backdrop to morning yoga, followed by a two-hour hike to views from Rashtrasena Mata temple, a famous 500 foot- tall structure and a lakeside lunch picnic near Devigarh Pal.
5/25/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Enterprise Holdings Inc.  will enter the Vietnam market with its flagship brand, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as well as its National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

The company will partner with an affiliate of MP Logistic as its first franchisee in Asia on the Vietnam location. Next year, MP Logistics will begin providing long-term rentals under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand primarily to the employees of multinational companies with operations in Vietnam. Over time, the offering will expand to include short-term car rental services for business and leisure travelers.

During the last five years, Enterprise Holdings has rapidly expanded the presence of its three brands and now serves more than 95 percent of the worldwide car rental market. In the beginning of 2012, the company operated in just three European countries – the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. Today, the Enterprise Holdings global network operates in more than 90 countries and territories, including North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as parts of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

5/22/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Universal Orlando's latest on-site hotel is now open for booking.